Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
April 23rd - I call it yard work
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
This time of year, I get more exercise and fresh air than probably most any other time. I really don’t exercise, I do yard work. I love the feeling of being outdoors and working. It’s invigorating.
I spend too much time indoors during the winter and love it when it
gets warmer outside. I’m also thankful that for right now, anyway, I do have a yard to care for. It’s not big at all, but the perfect size for me. I have both sunshine and shade. It’s not all one or the other. The sun feels great this time of year, but in the summer I’ll also appreciate the shade.
They say that a big breath of fresh air and feeling the warm glow of the sun on your skin is rejuvenating, and I agree. Exposure to sunlight and fresh air actually offers your body health benefits that can last a lifetime. Spending about 30 minutes in the sun can provide you with nearly a days’s supply of Vitamin D. Having enough Vitamin D helps our bones by reducing the risk of of diseases like osteoporosis.
Many view yard work as a chore, but not me. It’s a great cardio workout. It increases oxygen flow to our heart and reduces blood pressure and stress. And being outside and hearing the birds chirping is relaxing. For me, there is no need to go to the gym. I breathe in the fresh air and get my exercise doing yard. work.
Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.